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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
about a 30-minute delay. reporting live from san bruno, ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> right now accident investigators are working a busy intersection in concord. it's where a driver of a car hit a 14-year-old boy and he is in critical condition. we are told the driver is cooperating with police. it happened at 1:30 this afternoon at solano way and grant street. police say westbound solano way is going to be closed for another hour while the investigation continues. >>> pope benedict xvi is doing something that hasn't been done in 600 years, resign. his decision to step down at the end of this month has stunned catholics around the world. >> i have to be honest, i'm as shocked and as startled as all of you. >> 85-year-old pontiff says he will step down after nearly 7 years as pope because he is simply too old to carry on. in a statement, he said, quote, my strength due to the advanced age no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry and now the catholic church is faced with finding a replacement in the middle of one of the holiest times. kpix 5 reporter len ramirez is
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Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
trying to clean up some of that mess from today. kpix 5's linda yee is on treasure island. she has a pretty good view of what happened. linda. >> reporter: yes, i did, allen. what they have done now is removed most of the wreckage but what that crane operator was doing was removing a section of that temporary support. that's the iron work that you see right under the new part of the span. what they were doing, that crane sits on a barge and it had a chunk of that iron work when suddenly it fell over. a witness captured these pictures just as the crane fell. first you see the crane tipping over. in the second image it's gone a twisted heap of metal resting on the barge. it fell as it was removing the temporary support under the new section of the bridge. >> shocking. it's like wow, what's going on? >> reporter: the marina manager heard a frightening grinding sound. >> just kept going. and by the time i turned around, i noticed one of the cranes was gone and the scaffolding was hanging up on top and it fell on the barge. >> reporter: two cranes have been taking down the temporary sup
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
say one of the reasons is because of crime cameras. kpix 5 reporter ann notarangelo on how retired cops are helping to keep an eye on things. >> i think he just committed the robbery. >> reporter: richmond police caught a young robbery suspect and his accomplices using this video and a detective apprehended suspects who beat a man at this intersection. >> i was able to identify some of the suspects from the video that was captured. >> reporter: the cameras used in both cases are part of richmond police department's closed circuit television system. there are 47 strategically placed cameras in crime hot spots across the city. they have recorded homicides in progress drug deals and stolen cars. >> they are actually mon todd by a group of retired officers that work out of our cctv room back at the police department. >> i think something of interest i can move into it. >> reporter: bill lewis is one of the retired now reinstated officers. >> i think it's great. you can be in one place and you can actually be everywhere at the same time. >> reporter: it's become an invaluable tool for o
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
with kpix 5 and cbs news for the very latest in the manhunt for christopher dorner. >>> well, certainly the other big story tonight, for all intents and purposes, president obama's second term begins in about one hour. that's when he will deliver his state of the union address. giving us an idea of his agenda for the next four years and the resistance on capitol hill. >> mr. president! >> we'll find out tonight. >> reporter: no hints from the man himself but it's clear that tonight's speech will focus primarily on improving the economy and creating jobs. >> everyone will see that if we work together that we really will have a robust future. we can build the middle class. >> reporter: on the opposite side of the aisle it's an appetite for deficit reduction and spending cuts. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he has lost over the last four years on each of these issues, he will start tonight. >> reporter: and an indication of america's bitterly divided politics, the president's speech will be followed by two responses.
CBS
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
francisco, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> a bay area couple who went on the bike ride of a lifetime in south america hasn't been heard from a month. jamie neal and her boyfriend garrett hand left in november for a cycling trek across peru, chilean argentina. they are ave. vic bicyclists and he works at a bike shop in el sobrante. they had been keeping in touch with friends and family through facebook. but it's been a month since they posted anything. they were believed to be headed for lima, peru. >> i haven't seen a video of her since january 25th. so to me, anything could have happened since then, you know? i hope that she is just having a blast. >> jamie's coworkers at the peddle ar bike shop are setting up a fund to raise money and have put up flyers. >>> a mysterious email a $1 million reward and now a person of interest in a coal case murder that's a decade old. kpix 5's juliette goodrich is live in hillsborough with the latest into the investigation of the 2004 killing of a bay area realtor. >> reporter: liz, authorities say now they do have a person of interest in that high- pr
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
getting a multi-million dollar makeover. kpix 5 reporter phil matier shows us the plans to break up a bart bottleneck. >> reporter: bart is growing around the nine bay area counties but here in downtown san francisco is where they are really feeling the pinch. here's the story. for years, bart ridership has been growing to the point where now 400,000 riders daily use the commuting system and nowhere is that felt more strongly than at the embarcadero and montgomery street stations in san francisco. >> 40% of our trips each day either begin at embarcadero or montgomery. >> reporter: the biggest problem is getting the riders on and off the trains at rush hour without backing up the whole system. and that's why bart is laying tracks for this massive expansion with new underground platforms on both side of the trains complete with sliding glass doors. so that we would -- you would load on to this train from here and on that side as well? >> either that or you could -- everyone loads this way and exits the other way. it's much more fast and smooth. >> reporter: they would also add more escalator
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
control legislation, a ban on the bullet button. senator yee took up the cause after watching a kpix 5 report on the loophole in the law which allows the tip of a bullet to be used to quickly detach magazines on high powered rifles. in an exclusive one on one interview today, senator yee told us earlier threats were taken seriously, but none was as specific and scary as this one. >> not only, you know, for myself, but for my staff and, you know, for my family, because you don't know where it's going to come from and who knows who is standing next to you, who may stand accidentally in front of you and take the bullet. so it's pretty frightening. >> coming up at 6:00, more on why senator yee says this threat on his life is a perfect example of why his assault weapons ban is needed. >>> developing news in the east bay. investigators spent the day combing a schoolyard for evidence in a murder case. the victim, a rising football star shot while hanging out with friends at hillside elementary school in san leandro. kpix 5's da lin talked with the mom who heard the gunshot that killed her s
CW
Feb 10, 2013 10:00pm PST
man accused of raping and killing the 13-year-old fairfield girl. kpix 5 reporter tells us that his life seemed to be unraveling. >> reporter: the murder suspect had grown increasingly violent in recent days according to the restraining order documents obtained by the fairfield daily republic newspaper. he lived with his wife here, one of several homes that were swarming with investigators on friday, but recently moved out, given the fact that he and his wife had separated in december. on january 25, she told the court in an application for a restraining order that she and her husband were in the car headed home when he began describing how a woman he had been trying to date had rejected him. "anthony looked at me and said i don't want to scare you, but i have a knife and a gun and i don't want to die alone." at that point she writes she was so afraid her husband was going to kill her that she jumped out of the car as it was moving and escaped into a nearby shopping center. she wrote, "i believe if i brought him back to the house he would kill me and then kill himself." mrs. jones a
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Feb 27, 2013 1:35am PST
evening, i'm elizabeth cook. i'm ken bastida. . >>> kpix 5 news. >>> this is the darkest day. >> two officers shot and killed in the line of duty. >> heard another round of 40 to #50 area gunshots. >> tonight new details about the officers, the suspects and what led toth deadly ambush. >> good evening i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken batistita. two plain clothes detectives shot and killed this afternoon. a short time later and few blocks away the suspect was killed in a shootout with other mrifshs. tonight we have team coverage beginning with kpix 5's kip doe who was the first bay area reporter on the scene in santa cruz. kit. we've got just a couple officer and deputies let left here on the scene. all the swat team offices have left for the day. we're learning mb about what went down in terms of the shootout. they say when they caught up with thim after the initial shooting when the officers were killed they say the suspect opened fire first. they returned fire and killed him in a hail of gunfire. we're also learning from a friend the suspect was feeling depresed late di and said
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Feb 22, 2013 6:00pm PST
that the vast majority of voters favor letting them become citizens under certain conditions. kpix 5 reporter elissa harrington on why this change of heart. elissa. >> reporter: hi, allen. this is the most support for a plan like this in the 7 years the field poll has been keeping track. >> every day i worry about my mom. >> reporter: her mother came to the united states from mexico more than 20 years ago but she is still an illegal worker. we met her in san francisco says she constantly fears her mom might be deported. >> she apparently can't get no license, any of that so we just have been driving a car and everything is always risky. >> reporter: her mother is among 11 million immigrants here illegally in the united states today. a new field poll shows overwhelming support to give legal status to people like her. 90% of californians back a path to citizenship. this favors letting immigrants who have lived here for a long time stay and become citizens if they have a job, learn english and pay taxes. >> today's poll shows overwhelming support from californians for immigration reform
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Feb 26, 2013 1:35am PST
. thrive. >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> new clues from peru about bay area couple who vanished there. what we've just learned. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. their families haven't heard from them in a month. but just a couple of hours ago, we spoke to someone in peru. kpix 5's joe vazquez is here with this new information tonight. joe? >> reporter: ken, six months of a journey here. they've been tweeting, facebooking, and now nothing. well, our reporting led us down to the amazon rain forest. we talked to someone in a town. a woman claims she last saw them about nine days ago. these are the last-known images of an oakland couple on the adventure of a lifetime. bicycling in south america. but now believed by their families to be lost. peruvian tv shows them taking a bus, arriving in lima. now, kpix 5 has learned the couple was spotted as recently as last week. belinda is the proprietor at a boarding house in the town of ekitos. she told us by phone that she has met the couple, even had a long talk with garrett about his tattoos. she says the couple actually staye
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Feb 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
the building and we haven't heard any gunfire for some time. >> now kpix 5 reporter david jackson is in southern california tonight. he'll have the latest in the live report at 11:00. >>> let's set party interest aside and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise invest. s in our future. >> the other big story tonight president obama gives his fourth state of the union speech, and he lays out his plans for his second term in office. kpix reporter tells us he wants to increase the federal management to -- or the -- the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. that'll bring a lot more troops home from afghanistan and wants to put more limits on guns. >> there's a speaker. >> in his first state of the union address of his second term the president focussed on the middle klass and millions of americans still looking for work and challenged congress to cut out the partisanship and help them. >> the american people have worked too hard for too long rebuilding from one crisis to see their elected officials cause another. >> the president emphasized his econom
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Feb 16, 2013 1:35am PST
that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess ♪ >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> up in the sky, a bird, a plane? nope! another light streaking across our sky. this time in the bay area. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. as the sky lit up, so did our phones, e-mails and twitter posts came pouring in, about a streak of light over the bay area tonight. kpix 5's david jackson saw it with his own eyes. he'll describe it in a minute. but first, christin ayers talked to astronomers tonight. christin? >> reporter: that's right. scientists tell me tonight that the streak they saw across the sky was like lie what's called a small sporadic meteor. that means it was not part of a larger meteor shower. report started coming in at 7:42 this evening. people calling in at kpix 5 to tell us they saw it. the american meteor society had at least 20 reports on it website. and they said it was seen all across the west coast, from seattle all the way down to big sur. lots of those reports pouring in all evening. astronomers are telling us these types of meteors are not all that uncommon, but
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
christopher dorner is headed to the bay area, but authorities here are not taking any chances. kpix 5 reporter linda yee on how bay area cops describe the ex-cop's rampage as their worst nightmare. linda? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, every officer up and down the state has gotten that blue alert, a so-called blue alert, meaning be on the lookout because every cop now is a potential target. the blue alert is on highway signs warning police an officer has already been shot and killed. >> this guy is a walking critical incident. >> reporter: san francisco police chief greg suhr says all patrol officers are on notice. be on the lookout for former lapd officer christopher dorner and everyone is under orders to follow specific protocol if they spot him. >> what we did first thing this morning was remade sure that his picture was in every, single stationhouse, photocopied to the point where it's in every, single police car and should the officer see him, we're to establish a perimeter, not to even approach him. >> reporter: the case is specially tough for cops who may have to confront a for
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
mcginnis live for us in washington, d.c., thank you. kpix 5 will air the address this evening at 6 p.m. followed a special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> the senate armed services committee is meeting right now getting ready to vote on chuck hagel president obama's nominee for secretary of defense. the former senator from nebraska is a republican but he has been criticized by members of his own party for comments he made on israel as well as his past opposition of sanctions against iran. if the economy approves him, his nomination would then need a full senate vote. >>> condemnationof thnuclear test by north korea. china summoned north korea's ambassador for objection. ines ferre reports. >> reporter: diplomats arrived at the united nations for a closed-door emergency meeting. they are discussing how to respond to north korea's announcement that it has tested another nuclear bomb. it happenedatunderground lity last night. the type of device has not been confirmed. u.s. officials say there are indications that northa is planning to test another bomb knowing that a punishment from t
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Feb 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
kid's teenage friends. now, kpix has learned why she's become behind bars. . >> the department of corrections tells me that hub's parole officer busted her with pornography. that was enough to send a lifetime sex offender back to santa rita jail. >> back in 2010, christine hub the mother of three cried as she was charged for having sex with two 14-year-old boys including one who was her daughter's boyfriend. hub would serve two and a half years before being released, but the department of corrections says she's back behind bars again. she was arrested friday night in hayward during a routine compliance check, hub's parole officer discovered that she was in possession of pornography a felony parole violation for hub. hub had became known nationally as hummer mom for the suv she troef the teens around in, in livermore. she was originally sentenced to five years in jail and was paroled after half that time. hubs will have a hearing to determine what happens next. according to state law she could spend up to a year behind bars for this violation. live in dublin, kpix 5. >>> some extra
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
email to the senator detailing exactly how he was going to carry out his threat. kpix 5's len ramirez is at the suspect's house where the search for explosives is wrapping up. len. >> reporter: that's right. it's been a long week out here in santa clara. but allen, as you mentioned, that email threat that was allegedly sent by mr. basham to leland yee's office apparently detailed the how, when and the where that this attack would take place. the sender also indicated he had extensive sniper training perhaps not coincidentally one of the charges leveled against mr. basham today was for the unlawful possession of a very high-powered sniper rifle. >>> reporter: santa clara bomb plot suspect everett basham walked into court making small steps due to the shackles on his ankles, wrist and waist. after briefly sitting and the correcting the judge on the pronunciation of his name, basham appeared ready to make a statement and tried to stand. >> you may be seated. >> okay. >> sir -- >> reporter: a few seconds later, his court-appointed lawyer stepped over to make sure he didn't say any
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
beating student yesterday. kpix's 5 elissa harrington has more on the attack there happened in broad daylight. >> reporter: it was along this path to science hill that a 21- year-old was raped yesterday while visiting the school. >> that's really scary because i pass that street every other day and see people walking along by themselves >> the awe talk happened around 12:00 of in the afternoon. the woman said she was -- 12:30 in the afternoon. jim burns, spokesman says random attacks are rare here >> shocking. it's not to suggest that crime doesn't occur on our campus. it's just that this is not the norm. >> this is the second attack linked to uc santa cruz in a week. a student was shot in the head while waiting for a bus off campus. >> often i am biomass. i might reconsider -- by myself. i definitely might reconsider. >> i definitely will not return through here with my ipod on. >> all students and staff were alerted of the attack. burns says there are extra patrols on campus today and advise the student to play it safe. walk in pairs, carry a cell phone. >> trust your instincts. if
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Feb 12, 2013 4:30am PST
, kpix 5. >>> 4:32 now. the latest developments in north korea will likely make national security a bigger part of president obama's state of the union address tonight but domestic issues will probably be the main focus of the speech. the president is expected to call for more money for infrastructure, clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the president's principle preoccupation since he ran for this office in the beginning of 2007 has been what we need to do to make our economy work for the middle class. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio out of florida, expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulations. kpix 5 will air the president's state of the union address live tonight starting at 6 p.m. followed by a special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> federal agents think the former l.a. police officer accused of killing three people may be heading to mexico. a newly released security video shows christopher dorner buying scuba equipment. it was taken in torrence two days before the murder of a police captain's daug
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Feb 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
, his push to close a loophole in california's assault weapon ban, the bullet button, exposed by kpix 5 last year which alerted him to bring forth the bill. we'll have an interview with him tonight on kpix 5 news. live in santa clara, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> a san leandro elementary school is closed after a young man was found shot on campus last night. the victim died at the hospital later. now police are looking for a murder suspect and motive. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san leandro with the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon. investigators have collected the evidence they need here from hillside elementary school. now they are going to follow up on leads to help them figure out how a young man was shot and killed here last night. dave heard the gunshots and later found out the young man killed was his neighbor. >> we see the young man every now and then walking by here. so i could tell my girl, i said, you know, so crazy, you see one person one day and don't see him the next. >> reporter: this happened just before 9:00 last night. deputies got calls of shots at hillside
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
fairfield police department. live in fairfield, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. >>> other bay area headlines, muni says a bolt stuck in the tracks sent a san francisco cable car lurching to a sudden stop. the accident at powell and washington this morning sent seven people to the hospital. no one was badly hurt. investigators are now looking into where the bolt came from. >>> no one was hurt when a three-story house in the berkeley hills went up in flames. the fire on keith avenue started just around noon engulfing the second and third floors. no word how it started. >>> it's also unclear what sparked a deadly house fire in san leandro. firefighters pulled the man out of a burning home on neptune drive just before 5:00 this morning. they performed cpr but couldn't revive him. >>> a drug deal gone bad. that's believed to be the motive behind the murders of three men in sonoma county. the three were found shot to death yesterday at a cabin on ross station road in forestville. today detectives identified the murdered men as 26-year-old raleigh butler of petaluma; 46- year-old richard lewin of n
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Feb 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
for you on this suspect at that point. right now live in the newsroom, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> 23 million people are under a blizzard warning at two powerful storms move into the northeast. the snow has been falling for several hours already. but the worst is still ahead. reporter torrie dunnand has the latest from boston where prepping for a nor'easter. >> stay off the roads. stay home. let the public works crews do their jobs the next 48 to 72 hours. >> reporter: from new jersey to maine, thousands of pieces of equipment are standing by. >> we really are watching as the frigid cold temperatures in the driving winds and the snow blowing into the roads so we have a prolonged flight. >> reporter: earlier it week the region marked the 35th anniversary of the deadly blizzard of 1978. forecasters say there are some similarities between the historic beast and what's brewing today, but the outcome will not be quite as dramatic. >> this storm, too, looks like it may stall. instead of stalling for two to three days, it may be more in the order of 12 to 24 hours. >> reporter: with refriger
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Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm PST
started. on treasure island. anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> several cars? a building were damaged by -- and a building were damaged by flames in pacifica at an auto towing yard. by the time if firefighters got to the fire this morning it had spread from cars to an outbuilding. fire officials say it was windy at the time and that made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> its has been less than a week since fugitive cop killer chris dorner died in a standoff and now the resort area is getting back to normal. cbs reporter louisa hodge has more from big bear. >> it's done and we can come up and hang and not feel threatened. >> we were actually going to come last weekend and we saw how dorner was up here and we came this weekend instead. >> reporter: while a feeling of safety returned to the mountain community, the week's events are still on the minds of many. a steady stream of people stopped in to take a look at the burned out cabin where investigators say christopher dorner took his life. after that gun battle that led to
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Feb 18, 2013 10:00pm PST
the bay area's biggest cities. kpix 5 linda yee joins us with their bright idea. >> yes, but it turned out to be not so good. and they also picked some of the streets and the neighborhoods where there is a main artery, that proved to be a problem. 900 street lights were turned off saving the city nearly $100,000 a year in energy bills. but when darkness fell, some people felt there were prisoners in their own neighborhood. >> it is kind of scary because you can't always see what's going on. and because we are, you know, we don't want to be too far from the house because it was dark. >> reporter: the blackout caused problems. >> we have seen a rise in graffiti in certain areas. a lot of property crime. one thing that the streets are relying on is streets from the property. it's not acceptable. we need street lights to get turned back on. >> reporter: they will eventually bring all the lights back on. they will be fazed in at around it 00 -- 200 lights a moh. >> we have a rising crime problem. we need to do everything we can to put a damper on it and turning lights on is the simpl
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Feb 26, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >>> kpix 5 continues our police kovshlg with more on the police officers who died today. mark. >> well, the santa cruz police department only has about 100 sworn officer sos the loss of two of them is devastating for this department and for this community. >> it is with deep, deep sadness that i stand before you this evening. >> santa cruz police chief kevin vogel's voice trembled as he announced the name of his fallen officers. >> killed in the line of duty today were detectives sergeant lauren baker. >> which was a 28-year veteran of the santa cruz police department. haefs long-time friend of mine, a mentor. he leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a swhon actually works for my department as a community service officer. also killed in the line of duty today was detective elizabeth butler. elizabeth is a ten-year veteran of the sant police department she leaves behind her partner peter and her two young boys. >> at the police department residents came to pay their respects with a memorial of candles, flowers and casheds. bill was one of to the. >> to the police department j
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Feb 7, 2013 1:35am PST
>>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> one second he was handcuffed in the back seat. the next thing police knew, their suspect was driving away. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. kpix 5 reporter kiet do shows us how the guy gave the cops the flip. >> reporter: yeah. when big guys get arrested with just one set of handcuffs, it can put a lot of pressure on their shoulders. so what police officers do is they double cuff the suspects. now, ironically, san jose police were trying to help this guy when he took advantage of them. anthony sanchez is a husky guy. about 275 pounds, he had violated his parole on a drug conviction. so san jose police came to his apartments to arrest him. officers double-cuffed sanchez like this, because he couldn't get his arms close enough together. the undercover officers then put the 32-year-old in the back of an unmarked police minivan, but then dropped papers on the ground. >> literally took a couple of seconds where the officer bent over to pick up the paperwork. and the suspect was able to jump into the driver's seat, put the car in gea
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Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm PST
investigator in the department. we'll have more information for you, the latest tonight on kpix 5 at 5:00 and 6:00. len ramirez is here and stay tuned of course to cbssf.com. live in santa cruz, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> 818 north branciforte avenue across sunny side and water stage in the area of two victims of gunshot wounds 1531. >> police dispatch radio revealed a chaotic scene yesterday. you will hear more of those dramatic calls tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. >> a busted water pipe left homes damaged cars flooded and people in one san francisco neighborhood ankle deep in water this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco where the water left utility crews with another big problem. cate. >> reporter: yeah. that problem is actually right behind me. let's show it to you now. this is where utility workers are focusing their efforts right now. this sinkhole was created by the break. as these crews are trying to clean it up, city workers are meeting with residents in this neighborhood to try and repair the damage. >> what are you going to do? >> it really is kind of a terrible lo
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
today kpix 5 reporter da lin spoke to kevin's mother and gets her reaction to why it took police so long to name a suspect. >> over the years i have always said. i don't know who to be angry at. i don't know who. >> reporter: she now knows who to be angry at. she believes this man kidnapped and killed her son kevin collins 29 years ago. >> we might not get the answers and we don't have a burial for kevin. >> reporter: ann doesn't recognize the man but saying looking at his mugshot brings back all the pain and emotions of losing 10-year-old kevin who was last seen leaving basketball practice at a san francisco school. >> it's appointing he got away with this all these years. >> reporter: police say the man had a history of kidnapping and sexual assaults against boys. and he lived near where kevin disappeared in 1984. detectives say the main reason why it took them so long to connect the dots on this man was because he had five different identities. san francisco police say he died of natural causes five years ago. >> i'm not thrilled he died without being brought to justice. but at t
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
victorian on 27th street. kpix 5 reporter da lin with more on the unsettling crime. >> reporter: the attack shocked people because this is typically a quiet and safe area. take a look where we're standing, near the victim's house. the attack happened around 11:00. >> they said help, called for help three times, sounded like a man. >> reporter: neighbors say the screams came from the top unit of this screened duplex in san francisco's quiet noe valley neighborhood. >> more of a gaspy help. >> reporter: she and her boyfriend came out of their house and saw a teenager running away from the greenhouse. >> a teenager, he was running up the street, when he saw me he stopped running. he was looking back at a car that was driving by. he just look up to no good. >> reporter: police believe that and two other teens broke into the house with a hatchet that looked like this. they say the three robbers attacked a 69-year-old man in bed sleeping at the time. they then tied him up and ransacked the house a short time later. police say a 58-year-old roommate came home and he was also attacked with a
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Feb 19, 2013 1:35am PST
what went wrong. . >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> call 911. >>> his own camera captured the parachute accident that nearly killed him. >> i put my trust and i put my life on the line tonight why other sky divers blame him for what went wrong: gooevending. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken. nobody saw this coming. a nasty backlash against the man you just saw there. kpix 5's allen martin told us the sky diver's story last week. tonight allen tells us the man who almost died is now getting hate mail. >> it happened last summer on gerardo flores's 30th jump. seconds after leaving the plane his parachute deployed early and according to an investigation improperly. >> they actually locked the parachute in a big spin like a funnel and you start dropping. >> the tail spin lasted 20 mntz during which flor,s spaszed out. his camera captured the entire fall. minutes after our story aired irate comments in all blaming him for the accident. the comments were vicious. i am very disappointed that you are still alive said one. you were rewarded with pain. stay out of my sky said another. >> could h
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Feb 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
angel island around 4:30 this afternoon. kpix 5's don knapp tells us the ferry wasn't heavily damaged and went back into service. don? >> reporter: the ms san francisco remaps tied up here at the -- remains tied up here at the ferry terminal in san francisco. we see doors open and we see people on board presumably the investigation continues. they're trying to determine what might have happened on the bay and who's at fault. at about 8:15 we watched several coast guard personnel leave the ms san francisco presumably after they concluded at least part of their investigation. here's what we know about the accident so far. around 4:30 this afternoon on the side of raccoon straits this ferry the san francisco was struck by a 22-foot pleasure boat as the ferry was headed from sausalito to san francisco. while none of the 500 passengers on the ferry were injured. two people on board the smaller boat were apparently seriously hurt. emergency medical personnel worked on the victims and the damaged boat as it headed for tiburon. there, they were placed on board helicopter and airlifted to a ho
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Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
. what the suspect didn't know he was working with the feds the whole time. kpix reporter linda yee has the story the details. >> reporter: the target was this bank of america branch near the oakland airport. domestic terrorist suspect matthew llaneza who lives in san jose told the fbi he wanted to blow it up an act of violent jihad he hope would create a government crackdown leading to civil war. so met with a man he thought it was connected to the taliban and the mujahideen in afghanistan. it turned out he was an undercover fbi agent. the suspect brought the undercover agent here where they could do a little surveillance. the suspect pointed out some of the support beams where they could possibly park that car bomb and when it detonated, it would bring down this entire bank. and according to the criminal complaint, llaneza told the fbi agent he would dance with joy when the bomb exploded. bank customers today were shocked to hear about the plot. >> yeah. not good. i don't like to hear things like that. that's kind of scary. >> wow. surreal. you know? it's as real as you're going t
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
able to determine exactly how it started. on treasure island, anne makovec, kpix 5. >>> new video of a fire in pacifica that damaged several cars. the fire was reportened in an auto towing yard on palmetto avenue. by the time firefighters got there, it had spread to an outbuilding. windy conditions made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> well, now that the fugitive cop killer christopher dorner is dead, the focus is on the manhunt that led to his final moments. what san bernardino county authorities are saying about that day. >> reporter: reports are now releasing more details about christopher dorner's final hours. we were caught in the cross fire. a gun battle that lasted nearly an hour. then silence. swat team leader greg herbert. >> there was no response there the suspect. none. no movement. and we felt that, based upon his behavior, that he was laying in wait for us. >> reporter: with daylight fading, herbert's team employed a powerful form of tear gas. the cabin caught fire. >> we heard a distinct single gunshot
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm PST
or so. so we'll keep you updated as the snow is on the fly. roberta gonzales, kpix 5. >> stay on top of the weather in your own neighborhood with our interactive high-def doppler radar. that's at our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> at least four people are dead after a shooting spree in southern california this morning. authorities say the shooter took his own life after a deadly chase through orange county starting around 4:45 with reports of gunshot victims in ladera ranch. 25 minutes later three people were fatally shot in tustin and santa ana in a carjacking. the suspect then shot himself. >>> new details of the case of the suspected cop killer christopher dorner. today the l.a. police chief says dorner stalked his potential targets before he reportedly began a series of deadly shootings. that's the chief, charlie beck. he didn't provide details but said there are indications dorner was at some of their homes. he is accused of killing four people including two police officers before dying in a fire and shootout with police in big bear. >>> we're learning more about a possible mot
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Feb 28, 2013 1:35am PST
discoverlosangeles.com >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> new video of the deadly police bun battle. >> we're getting fired everywhere. >> plus, new information about the cop killer's shady past. >> for a while, i couldn't go to the bathroom by myself. >> and why someone bit off part of his ear. >>> good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. we have team coverage tonight beginning with kpix 5's kiet do. >> reporter: well, ken, if you want to know how this is affecting the people of santa cruz, just take a look at some of the faces of the people coming to pay their respects at this late hour. the entire santa cruz police department have been given the day off to mourn. this as we are learning new details about that dramatic shooting. they didn't know it at the time, but officers were in a gun battle with a former u.s. marine who had three pistols and a death wish. neighbors and firefighters even got caught in the cross fire and ran for cover. this video shows lawmen slowly moving in formation to check on the suspect's body. >> you never expect to hear that many bullet rounds in a period of te
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Feb 9, 2013 1:35am PST
learning more . >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> as hundreds remember a murdered 13-year-old girl, we are learning more details about the barber that police just arrested. gooevending, i'm ken. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. kpix reporter joe vasquez with new details about the guy. joe. >> we found out a little more information about the suspect anthony lamar jones. the so law know county sheriff's department says he now faces charges of murder, kidnapping and rape. >> they came from all over northern california, fairfield where 13-year-old genelle conway was suffering. vallejo where she used to live with her natural mom. josh allen is her birth father. >> what do you want to say to this guy who did this. >> you know, i mean, he'll get what he deserves. >> about 500 people lit candles and said a prayer at the sight where genelle's naked body was discovered one week ago just a few hours after cops announced arrests. >> no answers. the big question is why and why didn't you live her alone? i hope you get what's coming to you. >> jones was identified early on as a suspect in this case. since tha
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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
yet been able to determine exactly how it started. on treasure island. anne makovec kpix 5. >>> several cars were damaged by flames at an auto towing yard in pacifica. by the time firefighters got to the fire on palmetto avenue this morning it had spread from cars to an outbuilding. it was windy at the time and that made the fire difficult to put out. no one was hurt and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> well, the bright light seen streaking across the bay area sky last night was a sporadic meteor. that's a confirmation tonight from the american meteor society. it was captured on a camera mounted on the dashboard of a vehicle. meteor experts say fireballs happen every night all around the world. this one just happened to be spotted here in the bay area. [ sirens ] >>> that fireball was nowhere the size of the one that slammed into russia friday morning. local time. that one was a 7,000-pound chunk of space rock. that hurtled into the ground at 40,000 miles an hour. it caused significant damage and more than 1,000 people were injured. >>> now as cbs reporter
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
in santa cruz, da lin, kpix 5. >>> new at 5:00 a wanted man is in custody after a police chase through hayward. solomon espinoza of union city caused two crashes before police caught him. no word on whether anyone was hurt or how the chase started. espinoza is accused of trying to grab an officer's gun during a traffic stop in san leandro last week. he then ran off in handcuffs. >>> we are getting a better look at the trio of men who may be linked to the triple murder in sonoma county. the sheriff today released surveillance photos of men who may be accomplices in the forestville murders. the men were driving a beige ford ranger that may be involved in the drug deal gone bad on february 2. the main suspect mark cappello was arrested in mobile, alabama on valentine's day. he will eventually be extradited to sonoma county to face charges. >>> more than a dozen bay area police agencies are hanging out the help wanted sign for the first time in years. the "contra costa times" reports retirements, layoffs and other departures have cut the ranks by nearly 13% over the past five years
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Feb 12, 2013 1:35am PST
. >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> a new theory about where a fugitive ex-cop could be headed. and the special gear he bought two days before the murders that might explain his escape route. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the ex-l.a. cop may be making a run for the border. >> reporter: this security tape now in the hands of the lapd posted on tmv, shows a man considered to be christopher dorner, seen watching into the sports store in torrance. it appears he's buying scuba equipment. this as we're now learning about an affidavit for an arrest warrant for christopher dorner. now, federal agents have the power to extradite him in case traveled to mexico. in it, an investigator writes there is probable cause to believe that dorner has moved and traveled in foreign commerce, from california to mexico, with the intent to avoid prosecution. the affidavit states an agent found dorner's personal belongings, including his wallet and identification cards near the u.s.-mexico border. three days earlier, near san diego, this security tape shows dorner dumping ammo, a helm
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
director told kpix 5 they plan to address sick leave/overtime issue through labor negotiations. >> any business like b.a.r.t, anywhere you go, you will find that there are overtime costs. it is a part of the business. b.a.r.t knows that. >> reporter: so, maybe this is the ramp up to contentious labor negotiations. the union does say it is hoping it can ratify the contract by june 30th, but elizabeth we're just going to have to see how this issue plays out. >> a lot of things to discuss. ann, thank you. >>> we told you there would be changes. as we look live into the city they are happening as we speak. paul deann o has more. >> reporter: hillberg, st. helena, you will see showers. for this evening andover night, scatter evidence showers. the stead your stuff will make it here in time for the morning commute. tomorrow at 1:00, livermore, redwood city, san jose getting moderate rainfall. snow levels are going to drop. if you near live st. helena, don't be surprised if you see light at the top of these mountains. the snow level will reichly drop down to 2,000 feet by tomorrow evening. we
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
fallen officers. as kpix 5's len ramirez tells us, a crowd is about to make its way from the community center to the police station. len. >> reporter: that's exactly right, elizabeth. the crowd was supposed to be meeting here at about this hour. but so many people wanted to come that they moved it to the community center at the nelson community center a couple of blocks away. as you can see, this front plaza to the police department continues to be something of a community hub as people from all walks of life come to lay flowers, light a candle, say some prayers for the first officers killed in the line of duty in the long history of the santa cruz pd. >> we're having a tough time with this. we have never experienced anything like this. >> reporter: surrounded by fellow law enforcement chiefs, some visibly shaken and filled with emotion, santa cruz police chief kevin vogel struggled for the words to describe his department's loss, the city's first-ever officers killed in the line of duty. >> today we mourn the loss of our brother butch and our sister elizabeth. and we grieve with their
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
disappearance of the 10-year-old boy. kpix 5 reporter phil matier tells us investigators suspected him from the start. >> reporter: but he proved to be a very elusive character even though his history would have put him in the spotlight from the beginning. >> reporter: at the time he was known as wayne jackson but the man in the spotlight now for the abduction of kevin collins 30 years ago went by many names before dying of natural causes in the sunset in san francisco in 2008. >> this case is a case that haunts the san rancisco police department and the city and has pretty much throughout the entire careers of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: a fresh look at the crime by the cold case unit let to the searched of his old haight district home last week where jackson and his roommate lived just blocks away from where 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared on the way home from basketball practice in 1984. jackson was a suspect in part because three years earlier, he had spent six months in jail for lewd acts on a 7-year-old at fisherman's wharf. what's more -- >> he had a dog s
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
had any gun stores before. kpix 5 reporter kiet do tells us there have been death threats. kiet? >> reporter: the gun store folks asked for extra security and they got it tonight, with three officers guarding over this meeting. tonight, the town council voted unanimously to look into ways to impose a moratorium on future gun stores. as far as the one that opened five weeks ago, what's done is done, and that will stay. tonight's los gatos town hall meeting has taken on a whole new caliber of urgency. police officers are providing extra security off store owner, robert chang, got a death threat last week. >> we're always grateful for law enforcement to step in. >> reporter: los gatos doesn't have any laws restricting gun stores, so staff simply approved the business license last summer. council members say staff should have alerted them about the gun store right away. >> i'm hoping in the future that our staff will inform us a little sooner about these issues coming forward. >> reporter: the gun store carries fishing and hunting gear, handguns and yes, assault rifles. they opened
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
ramon, ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >>> mobile5 is live driving around san francisco. ken bastida the bay area is now equal to los angeles in terms of congestion. >> reporter: yeah. it's a real mess out here, elizabeth, as you know, trying to get to the bridge in the afternoon. we're stuck on battery street, one of the main arteries getting to the bay bridge so the folks at texas a & m university's traffic institute wanted to do a study. they did it basically looking back at the 2011 numbers to figure out how many hours are wasted driving every day by commuters. that it's about 5.5 billion hours across country from commuters. where's the worst commute traffic? well, it's in washington, d.c., believe it or not. a 30-minute commute there can take up to three hours in rush hour traffic. what's next? well, believe it or not, it is los angeles and with 15 million people that's not hard to figure that one out. then third, it's san francisco- oakland. we have some of the worst commute traffic in the country. about $800 is what they figure each person wastes who has to commute on average across t
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
charges of escape and vehicle theft. live in san jose, kiet do, kpix 5 news. >>> this next one is a case that has haunted san francisco police for nearly 30 years. what happened top kevin collins? kpix 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us that this man may have taken the secret to his grave. >> reporter: in 1984, police were investigating the most high-profile missing child case in a generation. it turns out a neighbor of kevin collins had a sordid past. wayne jackson had a record that involved child molestation. he also had a black dog, just like the man kevin was last seen talking to. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department. >> reporter: now, 29 years later, police chief greg suhr is revealing for the first time that jackson is a person of interest in the case. but why wasn't he arrested back then? >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did a search warrant on. a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect. they weren't able to pick him out of the photo spread. >> they knew
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Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
successor should be chosen. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran talked today with parishioners and clergy. >>> reporter: many parishioners coming to st. mary's cathedral were hearing the news for the first time. >> is the pope saying this is the best decision he has made? i think this -- i don't know. this is a major decision i would say he has made. i would want to stand by him. >> reporter: the move comes two days before lent, the holiest time of the year for catholics. some parishioners say it's poorly timed. >> it's a matter of, you know, if he have the strength to go on, then stay on. >> reporter: 89-year-old pope benedict made it clear in the past he would step down if he couldn't do the job. the san francisco archdiocese agrees with his move. >> this is an act of boldness on the part of this pope and also and act of great humility. i think he recognizes that if he cannot handle the job because of his health and his strength levels, that it's better to let go. >> reporter: religious leaders say there could be talks of selecting a pope from a third world country to better reflect the
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Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
earth about a half hour ago. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom and cate, i guess some don't agree. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. the asteroid though as you said passed by earth a little over half hour ago and nasa says it's the closest one of its kind to approach our planet. we did a little digging to get more information on it. it's known as 2012-d.a. 14. the asteroid is 150 feet and destined for earth's backyard. experts say this is not to be confused with russia's meteor. >> the european space agency has run the videotape backwards tracing the trajectory of this object and it doesn't seem to have a direct relationship between d.a.-14. >> reporter: before you start recalling 1998's film "armageddon," think again. it's not going to impact earth. >> we can say with great confidence there is no chance of it hitting the earth. >> reporter: as far as asteroids go, this is a little one. the one that wiped out dinosaurs was six miles across. nasa says the asteroid will miss us by 17,200 miles. to put that in perspective, that's closer than the television satellit
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Feb 26, 2013 12:00pm PST
administrative level. on yerba buena island, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> a bay area couple reported missing in peru was seen recently. video on peruvian tv shows jamie neal and garrett hand on a bus to lima last month. they left in november last year to take a cycling trip in south america. they were keeping in touch with friends and family on facebook but the last messages were more than a month ago. last night, kpix 5 talked with the operator of a hostel in northeastern peru and she told us that the couple stayed at her hostel twice and that they were there as recently as february 16. she thinks they might still in the area on a spiritual retreat. meanwhile, the families want answers. >> somebody knows where garrett and jamie neal are, someone is with them somewhere. so we need them to call us. we need them to come home. >> the family recently posted on facebook that there's still been no financial activity, no social media activity, and no communication at all from the couple. but they say they are holding out hope. >>> an oyster farm in the point reyes national seashore has won
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am PST
comes to commute traffic? the answer is almost everybody. kpix 5's cate caugiran is at the bay bridge with the study that finds we have some of the worst traffic jams in all of america. you're preaching to the choir. good morning, cate. >> reporter: this is not something we want to hear. the report from texas a & m transportation institute found the average american wasted about $818 by sitting in traffic in 2011. now, if you add that up collectively, the report found in 2011 commuters wasted $121 billion in time and gas. the report also says computers are sitting in more traffic but in addition to that, we're building extra time in our schedules for that time wasted. on average americans gave themselves an hour for a 20- minute drive without traffic. the question is, where's the worst commute in the country? take a look. the study listed washington, d.c. as the top city, then l.a. and the bay area tied for second, new york city was fourth and then boston was fifth. the study found with more hours sitting in traffic came more carbon dioxide in 2011. there was 56 billion pounds
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Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
of the summer. but as kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us, even that may not be enough. >> reporter: the u.s. postal service delivered the mail under all conditions for the last 150 years. but it no longer has the money to keep delivering on saturdays. the postmaster general announced the cost-cutting schedule change this morning. >> our move to five-day mail delivery also reflects a changing market demand and we are not in a position where we can continue to maintain six- day delivery. >> reporter: starting august 1, letter carriers will no longer deliver first class mail on saturdays. but not all saturday services are ending. packages, mail order medicines, priority and express mail will still go to homes and businesses and post offices will keep their saturday hours. the postal service says its research shows most americans support the change. >> i think that's fine. i usually use the postal service weekdays and it won't affect me. >> for budget purposes, i believe that's the right thing to do if they are having the budget crisis. i know that they raised their prices
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